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Directions: Take University Ave. exit off I-80. Follow University to end and turn left on Oxford; take first right onto Hearst and go 1 block past second stoplight to Highland Pl. Turn left 1 block to 1815 on right. 35 Orr Hot Springs Ukiah, CA ;,J, e"4w"w\ i--*''h- d 3 This remote retreat is named after Samuel orr, who brought his family to the west in a covered wagon in 1850 so he could prospect for gold. Eventually he acquired considerable land and settled in the mountains west of Ukiah to raise cattle and sheep.

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